Irina V Romanova

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BACKGROUND Effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on hypothalamic food intake regulation have not been investigated. The hypothalamic arcuate nucleus (ARC) and the magnocellular (m) and parvocellular (p) parts of the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) regulate hunger and satiety, and are under control of the orexigenic neuropeptide Y (NPY), and the(More)
Heat shock protein 70 kDa (Hsp70) possesses a remarkable neuroprotective activity and the results of recent studies demonstrated its efficacy in the attenuation of epileptic seizures. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of a pure Hsp70/Hsc70 preparation delivered to the brain regions involved in generalized seizures induced in rats by(More)
BACKGROUND Most obese individuals have elevated concentrations of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), markers of inflammation closely associated with diabetes, hypertension, and stroke. HYPOTHESIS Obesity is a low-grade inflammatory disease, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) reduces biochemical markers of inflammation and(More)
In cancer anorexia, a decrease in food intake (FI) occurs concomitant with changes in orexigenic peptides such as neuropeptide Y (NPY) and anorexigenic peptides such as alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) and anorexigenic neurotransmitter serotonin. omega-3 Fatty acid (omega-3FA) inhibits cytokine synthesis, and delays tumor appearance, tumor(More)
Previous studies have shown that juvenile hormone (JH) regulates dopamine (DA) and octopamine (OA) content in Drosophila, and we have shown the influence of an increase in JH level on DA and OA metabolism in young females of Drosophila virilis and Drosophila melanogaster. Here we investigate the effects of genetic ablation of a subset of cells in the(More)
The effect of a decreased availability of the D1-like dopamine receptor (DopR) in Drosophila (caused by DopR antagonist added into food) on the juvenile hormone (JH) synthesis rate in young female D. melanogaster has been studied. The JH degradation rate and the alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and tyrosine decarboxylase (TDC) activities were used as indicators(More)
Agouti-related peptide is expressed in the hypothalamic neurons in humans and animals. Immunohistochemical studies in Wistar rats shows significant changes in the optical density of agouti-related peptide in the neurons of the arcuate hypothalamic nucleus, as well as in their processes in the hypothalamus and nucleus accumbens after 6 h of sleep deprivation(More)
In rats and mice in different dopaminergic brain structures the immunoreactive axons with agouti-related protein (AGRP) were identified. The double immunofluorescence method shows the presence of AGRP-immunoreactive processes around the bodies of dopaminergic neurons. In experiments in vitro after incubation of brain tissue from ventral tegmental area or(More)
In Wistar rats, after 6 h of sleep deprivation and subsequent 2 h postdeprivation sleep, we found significant changes in optical density of CART peptide in neurons of nucleus accumbens and hypothalamic nucleus arcuatus as well as in processes coming into substantia nigra from nucleus accumbens. The obtained data revealed unidirectional changes of optical(More)
Intratumoral injections of recombinant heat shock protein (Hsp)70 were explored for feasibility in patients with brain tumors. Patients aged 4.5-14 years with untreated newly diagnosed tumors (n=12) were enrolled. After tumor resection, five injections of recombinant Hsp70 (total 2.5 mg) were administered into the resection cavity through a catheter. Before(More)